Entries by Meredith Lehman

Crispy Baked White Sweet Potato Fries

Crispy Baked White Sweet Potato Fries Sweet potatoes. I’d plan on at least one per person. Medium-sized sweet potatoes with smooth, firm, evenly toned skin usually make the best sweet potato fries. Corn starch. A big sprinkle’s worth. Olive oil. A couple of tablespoons or so. Enough to lightly and evenly coat the fries. Salt, […]

Braised Apples and Cabbage

1 large red or green cabbage, 2 to 2 1/2 pounds, quartered, cored and cut crosswise in thin strips 2 tablespoons canola oil 2 tablespoons canola oil 1 small onion, thinly sliced 2 tart apples, peeled, cored and sliced About 1/3 cup balsamic vinegar ¼ teaspoon ground allspice Salt freshly ground pepper to taste Prepare the cabbage, and cover with cold […]

Cranberry Cobbler

1 cup cranberries partially thawed if frozen ⅓ cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar 1 cup all purpose flour 5 tablespoon unsalted butter 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 teaspoon baking powder 1 pinch salt ½ cup milk 1 egg Preheat oven to 210. In a mixing bowl, mix all purpose flour, baking powder, salt, sugar. Take […]

Pickled Watermelon Radishes

Pickled Watermelon Radishes 1 to 2 watermelon radishes 1/2 cup distilled white vinegar 1/2 cup water 1 teaspoon kosher salt 1 teaspoon sugar 2 cloves garlic, peeled 1/2 teaspoon peppercorns, lightly crushed Wash your watermelon radishes well, making sure to remove any dirt. Using a mandoline or a sharp knife, thinly slice your watermelon radishes […]

Honey Glazed Parsnips and Carrots

Honey Glazed Parsnips and Carrots 1 pound carrots 1 pound parsnips 2–3 tbsp olive oil Few thyme sprigs 1 cinnamon stick, broken in two 3 star anise Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper 1–2 tbsp  honey Splash of water Few pats of butter Peel and halve or quarter the parsnips and carrots so that the pieces […]

Fresh Broccoli Salad

½ pound bacon (chopped into very small pieces (about ¾ cup cooked)) 2 heads fresh broccoli (cut into bite sized pieces with stems discarded (I had about 10 cups)) ½ red onion (sliced thin) ¾ cup raisins (I used half raisins, half dried cherries) ¾ cup pepitas or sliced almonds Dressing: ¾ cup mayonnaise ¼ […]

Brussels Sprouts with Pancetta

1 ½ cups fresh bread crumbs 2 teaspoons thyme leaves 6 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 4 tablespoons unsalted butter 2 pounds brussels sprouts, washed and trimmed (cut larger ones in two)  Salt and pepper 6 ounces pancetta in small dice (1 1/2 cups) 3 tablespoons minced shallots 1 tablespoon minced garlic ½ cup balsamic vinegar ½ cup veal stock or rich chicken broth, more […]

Bosc Pear Crumble

5-6 ripe Bosc Pears 1 tsp. cinnamon 1/2 tsp. ground nutmeg 1/8 tsp. ground cardamom 1 stick butter, 1/4 lb: 1/4 cup brown sugar 1/3 cup white sugar 1-1/2 cups of chopped pecans 1/2 cup rolled oats Instructions Preheat oven to 375F. Quarter and core and roughly chop them into a medium sized pot. Cook for 7-10 minutes, until some of the juices are released and the fruit is softened. Add cinnamon, […]